NESFA® Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest
Past Winners

Please read the rules for information about the current Contest.


The 2017-2018 winners were announced at Boskone 55, February 2018, as follows:

First readers: Suford Lewis, Ann Crimmins, Alex Donald, Elaine Isaak, Terri Bruce, Tim Goyette, and Becky DeVendra

Final round judges: Mary Robinette Kowal, Daniel M. Kimmel, and Elaine Isaak


The 2016-2017 winners were announced at Boskone 54, February 2017, as follows:

First readers: Suford Lewis, Ann Crimmins, Wes Brodsky, David G. Grubbs

Final round judges: Dan Kimmel, Jennifer Pelland, James Patrick Kelly


The 2015-2016 winners were announced at Boskone 53, February 2016, as follows:

First readers: Suford Lewis, Ann Crimmins, Wes Brodsky, David G. Grubbs

Final round judges: Tony Lewis, Dan Kimmel, Garth Nix


The 2014-2015 winners were announced at Boskone 52, February 2015, as follows:

First readers: Ann Broomhead, Ann Crimmins, Chip Hitchcock, Rick Katze, Joan Pfeffer, Larry Pfeffer, Joe Ross, Suford Lewis, David G. Grubbs

Final round judges: Tony Lewis, Dan Kimmel, Steven Brust


The 2004-2005 winners were announced at Boskone 42, February 2005, as follows:

The final round judge was Tony Lewis.


The 2003-2004 winners were announced at Boskone 41, February 2004, as follows:

The final round judges were Tony Lewis and Michael A. Burstein.


The 2002-2003 winners were announced at Boskone 40, February 2003, as follows:

The final round judges were David Brin and John M. Ford.


The 2001-2002 winners were announced at Boskone 39, February 2002, as follows:

For the 2002 Contest, the semi-finalist judge was Michael Burstein and the final judge was Neil Gaiman.


There was no 2000-2001 winner.


The 1999-2000 winners were announced at Boskone 37, February 2000, as follows:

The final round judge was Michael Swanwick.


The 1998-1999 story contest winners were announced at Boskone 36, in February 1999, as follows:

The final round judges were Alexander Jablokov, Warren Lapine, and Allen M. Steele.


The 1997-1998 story contest winners were announced at Boskone 35, in February 1998, as follows: